I'm smiling, might be more than one smile.Read The Paris Wife recently, fun ancillary look at Gertrude Stein. She was something.
Ouch is right! That is just mean for meanness sake.
Let me say from firsthand experience that one read is pretty much all you get today, too!
At least this had a more courteous tone than many such letters today...I'm not even sure the right eyes see work as it is sometimes pawned off to "assistants."
I think this was an extremely cruel letter. I'm glad you posted it though. I have a small collection of extremely cruel letters from editors one that came recently.xo
That editor needed an editor.
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When I finally get a manuscript published, I will have a difficult time not digging out all of my rejection letters and writing to those who were mean to say, "Nyah, nyah!" Is that wrong?
That was a mean letter. It's interesting that the letter survived, all this time. I might have burned it - unless it was so wet with tears that it wouldn't burn! She was made of strong stuff, wasn't she?I hope I will have the courage to try, and try again.
I'm impressed that an editor would take the time to write such a highly personalized rejection letter! (I assume that's not the standard note he sent to all his clients!)Nowadays it's just that hideous sterile slip that says: "Thank you for your submission. Unfortunately your manuscript does not meet our needs at this time."
What's interesting to me is how little the human species actually changes in 100 years. There is an astonishingly high number asshats on the planet. Or is that 'are'?Not sure. I think 'is'...
And there should be an 'of' in there somewhere.